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12 01, 2016

Preeclampsia

By | January 12th, 2016|Pregnancy, Women's Health|Comments Off on Preeclampsia

A common and dangerous pregnancy condition Preeclampsia is a unique medical condition connected to pregnancy, which affects both the mother and child. It is characterized by the elevation of the mother’s blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, and by the presence of excessive protein in her urine. The Preeclampsia Foundation estimates that this [...]

8 06, 2015

The Value of Being a Small Independent Physician

By | June 8th, 2015|Giving Birth, OB/GYN, Pregnancy, Women's Health|1 Comment

Big Vs. Small In a day and age where the corner grocery store and the small business entities are going out of style, most physicians are also joining forces with very large hospital corporations in ever increasing numbers. Despite this trend, there are still very many real and distinct advantages to seeing an independent practitioner [...]

12 05, 2015

Elective Preterm Deliveries

By | May 12th, 2015|Giving Birth, Pregnancy|Comments Off on Elective Preterm Deliveries

Unnecessary early delivery Back in 2012 I published an article entitled "The C- Section Epidemic." One of the ways I suggested to reduce the number of C-sections was to avoid the unnecessary inductions of first-time mothers prior to 41 completed weeks of gestation. I suggested that induction be avoided till 39 weeks in women with [...]

19 03, 2015

Miracle Babies

By | March 19th, 2015|Labor, Pregnancy|1 Comment

Ben & Harney Smith & Their Twins Harney Smith was diagnosed with TTT or Twin/Twin Transfusion syndrome around 20 weeks and then went to a specialist in Colorado for photocoagulation of the intertwined placental perfusion. They separated the placentas by using a laser inside of the womb and creating a window between the amniotic sacs [...]

27 01, 2015

Maternal Stress and the Effects on Fetal Development

By | January 27th, 2015|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Maternal Stress and the Effects on Fetal Development

I was recently asked about how maternal stress impacts pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. Although it is very difficult to define exactly what "stress" is, the information I discovered was indeed very interesting. Not to my surprise, was the very common finding that maternally perceived stress significantly increased the likelihood of preterm delivery. In studies by [...]

11 12, 2014

The Best Gifts For Pregnant Women

By | December 11th, 2014|Women's Health|Comments Off on The Best Gifts For Pregnant Women

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, especially if a woman is just about to become a mother. Giving birth is one of the hardest things a woman can do in her life, and the days leading up to it are absolute hell. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" [...]

11 12, 2014

What Not to Say to a Bottle-Feeding Mama

By | December 11th, 2014|Parenting|Comments Off on What Not to Say to a Bottle-Feeding Mama

“Why aren’t you breastfeeding?” If you see a woman – not a close friend – bottle-feeding her baby, don’t ask why she’s not breastfeeding. It’s not the same as asking, “How is she sleeping?” It’s personal and it may not be something she feels like talking about to with a stranger at Starbucks. “Formula is junk [...]

2 12, 2014

The OB/GYN Top 5 List

By | December 2nd, 2014|OB/GYN, Women's Health|Comments Off on The OB/GYN Top 5 List

The Choosing Wisely and Strong Start campaigns In 2011 the American Board of Internal Medicine and Consumer Reports started an initiative entitled “Choosing Wisely.” It grew out of of an article published by Dr. Howard Brody on “Medicine’s Ethical Responsibility for Healthcare Reform – The Top Five List.” He suggested that each medical specialty carefully [...]

1 12, 2014

Urinary Incontinence: New Options For An Embarrassing Problem

By | December 1st, 2014|Women's Health|Comments Off on Urinary Incontinence: New Options For An Embarrassing Problem

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, is an extremely common condition affecting nearly 1/3 of all women of childbearing age and nearly 1/2 of all women beyond the age of menopause. In fact more sanitary pads are used for urinary incontinence than for menstrual bleeding! Not only does this create embarrassing and problematic [...]